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The Magician's Birthday is the fifth album released by British rock band Uriah Heep. The story line is "based loosely on a short story" written by Ken Hensley in June and July 1972.

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Music Genre:  Progressive Rock 
Production information:

The album: "URIAH HEEP - The Magician's Birthday" was produced by: Gerry Bron

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Peter Gallen

This album was recorded at: Landsdowne Studios, London , September-October 1972

Album cover design: Roger Dean

Album cover photography: Fin Costello

FIN COSTELLO is a well known pop, rock photographer who has photographed dozens and dozens of bands. In the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene, he has photographed bands like Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, King Diamond and many many others.


Record Label:  Bronze 28 769
Record Format 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country  1972 Made in Germany / Netherlands

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: URIAH HEEP - The Magician's Birthday

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Mick Box – guitars
  • David Byron – vocals
  • Ken Hensley – keyboards, guitars, Moog synthesizer
  • Lee Kerslake – drums, percussion, kazoo
  • Gary Thain – bass
  • Brian Cole – Pedal Steel Guitar on "Tales"

Complete Track-listing of the album "URIAH HEEP - The Magician's Birthday"

The detailed tracklist of this record "URIAH HEEP - The Magician's Birthday" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. "Sunrise" – 4:04
  2. "Spider Woman" (Mick Box, David Byron, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain) – 2:25
  3. "Blind Eye" – 3:33
  4. "Echoes in the Dark" – 4:48
  5. "Rain" – 3:59
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. "Sweet Lorraine" (Box, Byron, Thain) – 4:13
  2. "Tales" – 4:09
  3. "The Magician's Birthday" (Box, Hensley, Kerslake) – 10:19CKS
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